username123: I purchased one (with fixed 35mm eq) to replace my Nikon D80 / 17-55 2.8; too much to carry about.
First got a Fuji XF1, not happy with images, returned it. Then wanted to get an X100. Played with the EOSM and chose it over the X100.
Image quality is excellent.
I do like the touch screen. Odd, as I am a viewfinder / button / dial freak.
It does not draw attention to itself. It just looks like a slightly bulky compact camera.
Oh yes, the autofocus is not great, but nowhere near as bad as some would have you believe. Try one out in store for yourself.
I do like this camera. Don't write it off.
I am putting off further investments in Nikon and M4/3 systems as long as I can in order to wait and see where Canon takes their compact DX platform. I've always preferred Canon for their IQ and ergonomics in compacts. I would love to be able to pare down my closet of multi brand equipment to just Canon for FX and compact DX.
I like the utilitarian look of the lens, and the length is comfortable to control and balance in hand. I can see this as a portrait on the go lens outdoors. 60mm should have a more attractive "compression" effect than the Olympus 45. I wonder what the OOF backgrounds will look like. I like how sigma is shaking things up a bit.
Josh152: I like the idea of a lens like this but the focal range doesn't seem ideal to me. It's not really that wide and it's not really that long. If it was like 18mm-50mm or 16mm-24mm then it would be a much better option in my opinion.
The perfect PJ's lens though, no?
It appears to have a tripod mound, which is nice. I think this is the kind of lens that you mount on a tripod whilst sitting in a comfortable perch and trained on a birds nest in good light. Now Sara Palin can take portraits of the Russians from the comfort of her living room.
Absolutely awesome image. So unique and well exposed I also agreed with your review of the D600.
roustabout66: Why does this continue to be called a "dust" issue? From what I have read here it seems to be some sort of lubricant (oil) or debris from parts rubbing (scraping) against one another. There were pictures in one post (sorry I don't have the link) showing what appeared to be contact marks inside the mirror box. If it were simply "dust" why does it seem to accumulate at the same spot on the sensor? While cleaning oil and debris from the sensor may be a pain, I would think the real issue is what impact will this debris have long term on the shutter and mirror mechanisms. Will we see a rash of repairs down the road similar to the infamous D70 BGLOD?
One of my wet cleanings resulted in 3 black blobs on the SIDE of the swab which clearly did not come off the sensor itself. This announcement is a smoke screen to take the pressure off Nikon's faily sales.
LOLOL. DPR you are hilarious little devils. I clicked the last hyperlink. Thanks for the laugh of the day.
morepix: Kodak branding seems like a poor choice from a marketing POV. It's something like Ford introducing a new model line named Edsel.
Ed sells sea shells down by the sea shore.
Teru Kage: How much longer can prosumer DCs like this last? Traditionally, these have served as niche cameras to bridge the gap between compact DCs and D-SLRs. But with the introduction of MILC cameras, I can't see much of an argument in favor of buying pro-DCs. The size and price difference is negligible, and the performance of the MILCs are generally a few stops higher.
This may sound ridiculous but I honestly think that the G-series camera has found a perfect tactile experience that consumers are facinated with. I listened to an hour long documentary from an advertising executive who explained how the visual and touch experience of a product has a huge impact on the customers reaction. You gotta admit that the Canaon G cameras have a very solid feel, the perfect balance between heft and size, and responsive clicky buttons and dials.
I can find ONE good thing to say about this camera format: The shape! It's gotta be the easiest camera ever made to find or make your own case.
Mark my work, the Paris Hiltons of the world will be buying one of each design. Maybe they will even comission Sohassy to design one to look like a perfume decanter for when they want to snap pictures while under cover as a fasion model.
Okay already! At the count of three lets all laugh and point at Hassy as he shuffles out of Dodge City with his pants around his boots.
What, no art filters?
Ray Chen: Where's the fake lens release button?
Next to the DOF preview button.
The monitors are a little short on resolution, but otherwise....wow for Pentax. I'm not in the market for a camera with this sensor size, but there are many who are and this Pentax will be seriously considered by some of them. An electronic viewfinder in this price range? Tilting monitor in this price range? Wow and wow. 26X lens? Nice. 16mp....hmmm we'll see. AA batteries? Ding-Ding!! Bonus. Who wants to buy yet ANOTHER battery format that will never fit another camera. As nice as this camera is, it's not a lifetime camera, the battery will probably outlast it, and who wants to buy a second back up battery at 50 bucks that you will throw away with the camera in 3 years? This is a well thought out release by both designers and marketers. As for a DSLR look-alike...so what? The people who buy it will be aware they are not fooling anyone. They're buying it because it's all that it is PLUS it's cute and something to play with and it just might take pretty good pictures !!
For me personally the images look cluttered and really no one frame is really discernable from the others where ever they over lap. Maybe it's the poor gym lighting and the way the colors get washed when transparent. Perhaps if they were shot against a black background and solidly lit they would be more strking. I think I would rather see a series of smaller images in sequence. I'm not sure what Canon is doing there but they're not stupid so perhaps this is going to progress in it's applications? As for journalists using these images for print...well...I say....meh! It's one of those novelties that burn the brand into the consumers head for when they go to buy a P&S and low and behold it can do what a camera did at the OLYMPICS. Not trying to be negative, just wondering what it is all about :)
Erie in a mellow drama kind of way. These kinds of scenes I think are appealing because of the juxtiposition of the deep and warm tones, textures and framing. Looking at this I'm really not influenced by the old house and what it represents, but rather by it's lines and textures and shape. Although it is interesting how the mind seems to desire a familiar object associated with humans injected into a nature scene.
How does this grip, or any after market grip fare for adhesion? When ever I've used self adhesive mounting tape, even professional grade in other applications, it goes well until the temperature rises and then the glue softens and breaks down quickly.
Percival Merriwether: Don't worry, Adobe will come out with the "Fuji Big White Blob Remover" tool in their next version of Photoshop.
Followed shortly by a Paint Shop Pro filter to turn the blob into an artistic twirly star.
My hat is off to Dpreview for their diligence and for promptly alerting the public. It will probably save people from buying the camera based on the announced software fix. Current owners still within the return period who may have relaxed their urgency when Fuji announced the fix, can give the camera back before it's too late.It's really disappointing how manufacturers clam up and ignore their responsibilities after they churn out a dud.